As many say, our department is at the southern boundary of Applied and Computational Mathematics in the Pacific Northwest area, and we are far from the institutions at its northern and eastern boundaries. Due to the large geographic extent of this area, and to reduce cost and time of travel, the SIAM PNW Section (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Pacific Northwest Section) is sponsoring various events in which you can participate online. The talks can be attended within the gotomeeting system by clicking the link provided by the local contact person (Malgorzata Peszynska), which will be live 15 minutes prior to the start of the talk. No gotomeeting account is necessary. Any computer with speakers will allow one to attend the talk. A microphone is required to ask questions during or after the seminar. For some events, we will congregate in some conference room on OSU campus in order to decrease the number of connections to the gotomeeting server.
First, everyone is invited to participate in the Inaugural SIAM PNW Section. It is the first in the SIAM PNW Seminar Series, a quarterly seminar presented by a distinguished member of the section, invited by the officers of the section. Suggestions for future speakers are welcomed. Details about this particular talk will be provided at http://www.math.oregonstate.edu/node/13275. Local participants are encouraged to congregate in GLK 113 to view this event together. The seminar can be also watched remotely by individual participants.
The schedule for this academic year is as follows:
Autumn 2016: Randy LeVeque, UW
Winter 2017: Nilima Nigam, SFU
Spring 2017: Ralph Showalter, OSU
Second, the members of SIAM PNW Section (and others who might be interested) can participate in the online Applied PDE seminar hosted by the Applied Math Dept at the University of Washington. The seminar usually meets on Thursdays at 11:00PST. Anyone can join remotely. After this initial announcement, we will not be advertising the individual talks for this event. Please use http://depts.washington.edu/amath/news/applied-pde to check the schedule of the talks. An archive of previous seminars is available there as well. With speaker permission, links to recordings of the talks may be posted there as well. To join remotely, go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/333520109.